Sunday, June 29, 2008
Mercedes-Benz To Be Petroleum Free By 2015
I don't know to many people who don't love Mercedes-Benz, I mean what's not to love. Their cars are beautiful, on the cutting edge of technology, and just fun to drive. With the announcement of Audi planning to produce an electric car before the end of the decade, Mercedes is not to be out done. Mercedes-Benz is working towards the goal of all of their cars being completely petroleum free by 2015. They already have an electric car in the works for a 2010 release, and are designing the "DiesOtto" engine that allows the owner to use biofuels.
I think it's awesome that Mercedes-Benz has taken the lead on freeing ourselves of the dependency on oil. Perhaps other companies will follow the example that they are doing, and stop the madness of consuming a product that continues to rise in price with no end in site. Nothing would make me feel better than to remove us from OPEC's biggest customer list.